Was the Temple Menorah taken to Rome after the destruction of Jerusalem

Today we can find lots of remains in Rome which are of particular interest for Christians, like the Arch of Titus, built in 81 C.E. by the emperor Domitian, which still stands on the main processional street of ancient Rome (Via Sacra). The relief panels of the Arch of Titus, still standing at the entrance to […]

A Jerusalem Synagogue Building from Jesus’ Time?

Originally posted on HolyLandPhotos' Blog:
In 1913 Raymond Weill excavated in the “City of David” and found a large limestone block—ca. 30 in. x 16 in.—that contained a clear 10 line Greek inscription. “Theodotus Synagogue Inscription” found in Jerusalem. Click on image to Enlarge and/or Download. The inscription reads: “Theodotos, son of Vettenos, priest and…